I have another question and that is can someone be a muslim and not know it? What do you think?
I came to this conclusion becouse I came to know some groups of people that lead peaceful lives and even greet each other with "peace" and they have nothing to do with Islam...this is somewhat confusing to me because I wonder if you can be a muslim without knowing the Book what do we gain with it especially for new Q-alone it can be frustrating and confusing...
You're confused due to your 'sectarian environment' where you were and are being brought up.
Yes anyone can be a muslim without knowing 'the book' or 'any book'.
Ability to read is not a prerequisite to be a muslim.
One can be a "Muslim" and do many bad things and still be "Muslim", however they cannot be "muslim".
The former is a title/proper noun, the latter is a descriptive word.
And one can be a 'muslim' even when he/she is not a "Muslim".
I have the understanding that a Muslim can never be a terrorist, and a terrorist can never be a Muslim.
If a terrorist decides to be a Muslim, he or she is no longer a terrorist because you cannot murder someone with evil intent while still remaining in submission to God.
If a terrorist is not killing anyone, I am not sure if they can still be in submission to God because obviously being a terrorist would mean they had the intention to cause harm or corruption or oppression or other evil intentions...
The evil ones has the following characteristics:
- Arrogant / Proud
- Selfish / Lack of empathy towards other than his/herself
- Hatred / envy
Regardless of what names / social identity that they proclaim..
White the 'good ones' has the opposite:
- Selflessness / Abundance amount of empathy
- Love and compassion
As one of the famous muslim saith it well:
"By their fruit you will recognize them, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit."
Salam / Peace